Crocell Dong who we collaborated to photograph her collection "The burnt child loves the fire" won Silver for IDA Design Awards Pret-a-Porter Men. The collection is inspired by a quote from Oscar Wilde, "The burnt child loves the fire." The design provokes the rebellious and hedonistic lifestyle of the young generation that seeks romantic danger
In March we were hired for a joint shoot for Lycra and Global Denim. Here are the behind the scenes of that project.
Casting female models.
Casting male models
Emmanuelle Fiore during casting, we selected him for the lookbook.
Diego Miguel during casting. we selected him for the editorial.
During the lookbook shoot somewhere in Bushwisk.
During the editorial shoot in Montauk.
SKY'S THE LIMIT - Model Zhanna Brass was photographed by New York fashion photographer Joseph Chen for Philippines Tatler's October 2015 Fashion Issue.
The editorial was styled by Freddie Leiba.
Tropical Shades –Inspired by tropical summer, the March 2015 issue of Tatler Philippines focuses on edgy and warm looks with ultra-glamorous makeup styles. Model Victoria Anderson poses for Joseph Chen. Andy Basile worked as the shoot’s Creative Director with hair by Juan Carlos Maciques and makeup by Sandy Linter.
"Given a summer story and the nature of the colorful make-up, I saw what I define as a summer, vampy effortlessness. The hair reflects that simplicity by its wet and natural texture. The combination of that roughness with the glamorous beauty of the makeup, gives it that feeling of seduction. " describes hair stylist Juan Carlos Maciques.
AIKIDO - Looking towards a more adventurous future, the January 2015 issue of Spirit and Flesh puts the spotlight strong fashions with a martial art twist with this fashion editorial starring Erika Pattison. Joseph Chen captured the seductive Erika and the Aikido Masters in a high fashion look styled by the legendary Freddie Leiba. Hair stylist Adam Markarian and makeup artist Gregg Brockington create their alluring warrior beauty.
The shoot used collections from well-known designers such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Alberta Ferretti.
New York fashion photographer Joseph Chen photographed Erika Pattison for the editorial Aikido for Spirit and Flesh.
The editorial was styled by the legendary Freddie Leiba.
The makeup was done by Greg Brockington with Adam Markarian fro Hair.
On June 2014 Joseph Chen photographed dutch model Sabine Cozijnsen for No Tofu Magazine styled by Freddie Leiba.
New York Fashion Photographer Joseph Chen photographed model Paige Reifler for Philippine Tatler, May 2014 issue, the fashion editorial was styled by legendary fashion stylist Freddie Leiba. "The shoot for Tatler with Joseph evoked such classic, effortless beauty. The entire team was fantastic and the outcome only further confirms everyone's talent in their field,” declares model Paige Reifler.
“My inspiration for the editorial Le Jeune Fille was this elusive beautiful high society girl from New York, an “It Girl” that is easy for everyone to fall in love with. During casting, I had a hard time finding a model that embodies that essence. But I knew that I found the perfect model the moment I saw Paige,” says Joseph Chen.“The editorial was a preview of the best of S/S 2014 collections from some of the most respected fashion houses,” added Freddie Leiba.
“With the combination of Joseph's photography, Freddie's styling, Sandy's makeup and our model Paige, it made for one of the best results I've been a part of. I'm ecstatic with the outcome,” according to Hair Stylist Juan Carlos Maciques.
The shoot used collections from well-known designers such as Christian Dior, Blumarine, Max Mara, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Alberta Ferretti.
The fashion editorial entitled Girls and Cats for New York-based magazine Spirit and Flesh was inspired by the paintings of Polish-French modern artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, best known as Balthus.
“Richly lit and slightly transgressed, Joseph Chen and Freddie Leiba invite us to be fashion voyeurs. With beautifully selected garments and strong, moody compositions, this story is a must-see homage to Balthus,” commented Yelena Deyneko, Creative Director of Spirit and Flesh magazine.
“We were very much inspired by Balthus’ exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and it just so happened that there are the right clothes in the S/S 14 collection to do a fashion editorial with his work as inspiration,” reveals Freddie Leiba.
The editorial was shot with Brazilian model Paula Mulazzani with male model Jonathan Zakus. Mulazzani recently graced the catwalk for fashion houses such Giorgio Armani and Naeem Khan. Rob van Dorssen did both hair and makeup.
Photographer Joseph Chen concludes, “I think this is one of my best works ever and surprisingly, we finished three hours earlier than anticipated. Freddie and I was planning and conceptualizing this photo shoot for more than three months before shooting it.”
Designs by Calvin Klein, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, DKNY were used to style the editorial.
Check out some of the behind the scenes pictures during the Balthus inspired editorial we shot in January 2014.
Join us behind the scene on Joseph Chen's Tatler editorial photo shoot with model Paige Reifler.
Behind the scenes pictures from the We Are Collison cover photo shoot by New York Fashion Photographer Joseph Chen with model Kat Niko and Barbora styled by the legendary Freddie Lieiba.
All that Glitters – Model Sophia Lie is on the style section cover of Philippine Tatler, June 2013 edition. Fashion Photographer Joseph Chen photographed the Norwegian model for the issue. On the cover, Sophia wears sunglasses from ARTSEE eyewear.
“A modern take on classic glamour, with dewy not too made up looking skin to keep her natural healthy glow and a classic red lip that has a 40′s Hollywood feel- think Kim Basinger in L.A. Confidential” said Ingeborg when asked about her inspiration for the makeup.
“I wanted to do a simple, clean, luxurious beauty story, just using 1 piece of jewelry for every shot. I wanted it to look like a jewelry campaign. I also loved the model’s playful attitude in some of the images.” said stylist Kelly Brown.
Photographer: Joseph Chen
Model: Sophia Lie @ Supreme
Stylist: Kelly Brown
Makeup: Ingeborg @ Opus Beauty
Hair Stylist: Eloise Cheung @ Walter Schupfer
Nails: Eri Handa
Assistant: Joey Pasaoa
By N. Placek
After 3 months of painstaking preparations, followed by an exhilarating 15 hour shoot, we’re finally on the tail end of our Viking/Game of Thrones-inspired Kurv magazine editorial! In an effort that required an uninhibited model, light-hearted stylist, undeterred art director, 3 photographer’s assistants, a reluctant horse, and the cooperation of an uninvited beach-bum, Joseph and his team are putting the finishing touches on the beautiful photos from the day.
When scrolling through image after image of the stunning Luana, radiant in Dolce and Gabbana, it’s easy to forget the less glamorous hours that got us to Fort Tilden Beach. There was the test of our individual strengths, when we took turns hauling the 100 lb generator through the streets of Brooklyn, and the test of patience when Joey personally scoured New York City to find a Cinderella worthy, snow-white horse (not an easy feat in the Concrete Jungle). There was the meticulous, detailed process of choosing of the model, hand-picked from hundreds of Agency options, as well as the three separate trips out to Fort Tilden Beach, where we scrutinized the dunes for the perfect backdrop. The only detail of the Kurv shoot we overlooked was sunscreen, watching each other succumb to awkward tan-lines, and desperately daydreaming about SPFanything.
But here we are, 2 months until the photos are published in Kurv, and 4 months since this concept was first being casually discussed, just an idea thrown around as something that might be fun to shoot at the beach. The horse was returned, the sunburn has faded, and it’s safe to say the work was definitely worth it! We are thrilled with the finished products, and can’t wait to see them in 12 pages of glossy perfection. In the meantime, we’ll keep our nose to the grindstone, gearing up for the next big project, including another Kurv editorial in April. Keep your eye on us for upcoming shoots, and images, and make sure to mark your December calendar for our big launch!